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November 3, 2015
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GE rolls out technology health solutions in Pakistan

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November 3, 2015

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DUBAI: American multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) is installing health solutions and upgrading infrastructure at military-run hospitals in Pakistan with the financial assistance of the US military, said the company’s official.
“We are doing a lot of work in the health sector of Pakistan, at its military hospitals, out of the aid provided by the US military for the Pakistan Army,” said Maher Abouzeid, President and CEO of GE Middle East and Turkey.
Abouzeid said a team has left for Pakistan for site preparation.
He said the up-grades will be in phases for the sizeable project for which, “A lot of money is being injected and a lot more to come.”
Meanwhile, GE announced industrial internet and software solutions, aimed at accelerating business productivity and growth, at an event, titled “Minds + Machines 2015”.
GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said Middle East region and Pakistan are to embrace the digital industrial economy.
Immelt said GE’s industrial internet and software solutions offer a 20 percent potential increase in performance and efficiency in the energy generation.
Several industry leaders in Middle East and Pakistan are among the world's first-movers to embrace GE's software solutions that integrate heavy machinery with big data and analytics to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Industrial Internet applications are also being deployed for productivity enhancements and performance improvements at Engro Powergen Qadirpur and Sapphire power plants in Pakistan.
“These solutions could help unlock $465 billion in economic value for industry across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan by 2025 annually,” Immelt said.
“Our partners here have recognised the value that industrial internet can bring to their business and have begun to implement technologies that have the potential for game-changing growth.”
He said the

intersection between the physical world of industry and the digital world of software will transform productivity.
“By accelerating the growth of a stronger, broader and more diversified manufacturing sector, the industrial app economy will enable the creation of more high-skill jobs for the region and Pakistan’s young and growing population,” he added.
William Bill Ruh, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at GE said digital is the future of industry, and the industrial internet is the key driver enabling GE to lead the next generation of industrial progress.
“We know industrial machines and businesses, and we know how to build software that will best serve and optimise them,” Ruh said.
“This meshing of advanced industrial technology with big data analytics gives customers cutting-edge solutions that only GE can provide.”

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